CCOG for HST 298B Spring 2023
- Course Number:
- HST 298B
- Course Title:
- Independent Study: History
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Offers advanced, individualized study in a substantial area of history to meet special interests or program requirements. Involves completion of a project and readings on a substantial area of study approved by the instructor. Prerequisites: Instructor permission.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Articulate and interpret an understanding of key historical facts and events in the chosen area of study.
- Identify the influence of culturally based practices, values, and beliefs to analyze how historically defined meanings of difference affect human behavior.
- Identify and investigate historical theses, evaluate information and its sources, and use appropriate reasoning to construct evidence-based arguments on historical issues.
- Construct a well-organized historical argument using effective, appropriate, and accurate language.
- Meet mutually agreed-upon goals and learning objectives determined by the student and instructor.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assess by using any combination of the following:
- Oral presentations
- Research projects
- Book critiques
- Service Learning
- Class participation and discussion
- Other creative assignments
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Competencies and Skills:
Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources:
- Connect evidence to its relevant historical context
- Analyze and evaluate written, artistic, or other evidence
- Assess the motivation and purpose of evidence
Evaluate different interpretations of past events and construct your own interpretation:
- Identify a historian’s thesis and supporting evidence
- Evaluate the arguments used to support different interpretations of historical issues
- Develop your own thesis and historical interpretation and use evidence to support it
Think critically about the relationship between past and present events and issues:
- Recognize and identify historical roots and parallels to current issues
Compare and contrast the experience of diverse groups in society:
- Listen to and appreciate the experience of students from a variety of backgrounds
- Assess the contributions and experiences of various groups in society
Demonstrate college-level communications skills with an emphasis on writing (and may include listening and speaking):
- Communicate effectively in writing about a historical topic
- Communicate in writing an understanding of historical process and an evaluation of how concepts or values change over time
Clearly articulate thoughts and ideas to a particular audience which may include:
- Working collaboratively with other students to evaluate and understand historical events
- Working collaboratively with others in discussions, debate, or role plays
Presenting information in oral presentations
Themes, Concepts, Issues:
- These will vary according to the chosen area of study